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MAA Environmental Committee Conducts Environmental Review

In the spirit of continuous improvement this past week the MAA Environmental Committee conducted a peer environmental review of MAA member Mid Michigan Materials. During the review, committee members conducted a walk thru of various aspects of the producer’s operations including their lab, quarry mining operations, crushing and screening operations, oil storage building, garage, etc. …

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NSSGA Update: It’s Official: WOTUS Withdrawal Formally Proposed

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued its proposed notice of withdrawal of the 2015 Waters of the U.S. Rule (WOTUS).   “This is a welcome step in the process to remove this controversial rule,” said Michael W. Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO.   If left uncontested, the rule would have allowed the federal…

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MDEQ Revises Relocation Notice Timeframe for Portable Crushing Equipment

Based on ongoing discussions between MAA and MDEQ regarding difficulty in meeting the 10-day notice requirement when relocating portable crushing facilities, MDEQ has recently modified their “Michigan Environmental Compliance Guide for Nonmetallic Mineral Crushing Facilities” to allow for a shortened relocation notice if certain conditions are satisfied. Page 1-15 of the guide has been revised…

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DEQ Dust Management Workshop

Registration is open for the DEQ Dust Management Workshop.  The workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:30 am – 12:30 pm.  It is being held at LV Eberhart Center in Grand Rapids, MI. Click here to read more about the workshop and to sign up.

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MDEQ Air Quality Division – Dust Management Workshop

MAA has been informed of an upcoming MDEQ Dust Management Workshop that is planned for Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Eberhard Center GVSU, 301 Fulton West, Grand Rapids. This workshop is recommended for anyone dealing with fugitive dust issues, including municipal, county, or state road repair and maintenance;…

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2017 MAA Environmental Award

The MAA Environmental Awards Program is designed to recognize companies who are meeting and exceeding state and federal environmental standards in the aggregate production industry. These companies serve as an example to others in the aggregate industry and exemplify commitment to environmental compliance in their daily operations. To be considered for a 2017 MAA Environmental…

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MAA Environmental Audit Program

  This past week, members of the MAA Environmental Committee conducted their 2nd peer environmental audit of 2016 at Carmeuse Lime & Stone. As part of these audits, committee members conduct a walk thru of various aspects of the producer’s operations including their lab, quarry mining operations, crushing and screening operations, oil storage building, garage,…

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Compliance Guide Revised 4/2016

Michigan Environmental Compliance Guide for Nonmetallic Mineral Crushing Facilities Revised 4/2016 The MDEQ has recently updated their guidance document titled, “Michigan Environmental Compliance Guide for Nonmetallic Mineral Crushing Facilities.” New Guide

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